Professionally, Mark Hooper has practiced public accounting for 36 years; 17 as a partner with the international firm of Ernst & Young and now as a founding member of Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC, a regional CPA firm with offices in Okemos, Grand Rapids, Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and Auburn Hills. His professional experience is broad, ranging from estate and individual tax planning to advanced tax matters for businesses and publicly traded corporations. Hooper serves on the board of directors of the Auto Owners Insurance Group and as board member and treasurer of the Capital Community Angels, Inc. Hooper's volunteer experience includes service as board chair or president of the Capital Region Community Foundation, Ele's Place, the Haslett-Okemos Rotary Club, the Rotary Club of Lansing, the Rotary Club of Lansing Foundation, the advisory boards for Wharton Center and the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, and the Broad College of Business Alumni Board at Michigan State University. Additionally, he has served as board member or treasurer on numerous other communityorganizations' boards or volunteer committees. Hooper was paid a special tribute at the 2010 Entrepreneurial Awardsof Greater Lansing for serving as chairman of the judging panel since the program's inception in 1994. He was recognized with the Founders Business Advocate award for his continued commitment.
Jim Tuman's mission to give young people a voice in their own lives grew out of the time he spent at Michigan State. As a national youth speaker, he has presented to over two million students in more than 2,000 schools in every state and eleven foreign countries. His topicsinclude teen suicide prevention, bullying, teen violence prevention, substance abuse and creating a positive school environment. Through his passion, Tuman has altered lives and become a catalyst for young people, helping to change their paths of darkness to light. Along the way, his work has been featured on the national news shows of ABC, NBC and CBS, The Today Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as in News Week, USA Today, Chicago Sun Times, Washington Post, L.A. Times, Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News and the New York Times. Named The Detroit News Michigander of the Year, he has also received awards from 17 states for his youth work. In 1989, Tuman founded 'Jimmy's Kids' for 15 special needs kids in a project school in Detroit. Today the program serves 27,000 children with more than 2,000 volunteers in more than 100 cities in four states. 'Jimmy's Kids' and other programs he founded have contributed to his reputation as a benevolent and inspiring leader.
Engineering The Demmer Family: John Demmer and his late wife Marnie; son Bill Demmer, BS '70, and his wife Linda; son Ed Demmer and his wife Laura; and daughter Marguerite (Peg Demmer) Breuer, BA '73, and her husband Bradford. The family has collectively made a gift to name the Demmer Family Hall of History in the Skandalaris Football Center. Over their lifetime, John and Marnie have supported the Mildred B. Erickson Scholarship, the SAE Formula Car Racing, intercollegiate athletics, broadcasting services, and the John and Marnie Demmer Shooting, Sports, Education and Training Center. Bill and Linda have pledged to name a gallery in the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. Ed and Laura have made a gift to name the Head Coach's Office in the Duffy Daugherty Building expansion.
Eli H. Broad, Los Angeles, chairman of the board of SunAmerica Inc., one of the nation's largest issuers of fixed and variable annuities and guaranteed investment contracts, who received his bachelor's degree in 1954. Broad co-founded Kaufman and Broad in 1957 and built it into one of the nation's leading homebuilders. Later he developed SunAmerica into one of the nation's most successful retirement savings businesses. Under Broad's leadership, SunAmerica was the best performing stock on the New York Stock Exchange from 1990 until 1998, when Broad negotiated its acquisition by AIG. He is also a board member of American International Group Inc., a leading U.S.-based international insurance and financial services company. An avid supporter of higher education, Broad and his wife, Edythe, endowed The Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at MSU in 1991, and recently established a special endowment for The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean of Business. A leader in Los Angeles civic activities, Broad has supported a wide array of causes, including service as founding chairman of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and as a trustee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Eli and Edythe Broad have deep roots in Michigan. Both attended Detroit Public Schools, and Eli Broad graduated cum laude in 1954 with a degree in accounting from Michigan State University, becoming the youngest C.P.A. in the state's history. Eli Broad went on to found two Fortune 500 companies, KB Home (formerly Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation) and SunAmerica, Inc. His success across a five-decade career in business enabled the couple to become two of the country's leading philanthropists. They established The Broad Foundations to advance entrepreneurship for the public good in education, science and the arts. Since 1970, the Broads have built two of the most prominent collections of postwar and contemporary art worldwide including 2,000 works by more than 200 artists. Since 1984, The Broad Art Foundation has operated an active 'lending library' dedicated to increasing access to contemporary art for audiences worldwide in hundreds of museums and university galleries. Mr. Broad was the founding chairman and is a life trustee of The Museum of Contemporary Art in the couple's adopted hometown of Los Angeles. He is also a life trustee of The Museum of Modern Art in New York and of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The Broads have made leadership gifts to build a Zaha Hadid-designed building at MSU and also the Renzo Piano-designed Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA. After years of supporting other arts institutions, they are currently building The Broad, a museum and headquarters for The Broad Art Foundation designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, on Grand Avenue in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. In 1991, the Broads endowed The Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University. They have supported a partnership between the MSU College of Education and Detroit Schools. Recognizing the power of art to inspire and uplift, the Broads gave $28 million to create the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU making possible an architecturally and artistically significant institution for the students and community of East Lansing and beyond.